Herdsmen Kills 2 Civil Defence Officers In Benue

Fulani herdsmen have again struck in Guma Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue State. This time shooting to death two officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

The incident took place Monday evening when the operatives were in the area on special operations.

The herdsmen had earlier attacked Logo on Saturday, killing two policemen.

Guma and Logo LGAs have been under constant attack since January 1, 2018.

It was gathered that the victims who were identified as Adams Godwin and Aba Patrick were killed in Awange, near Kasseyo town of Guma LGA of the state between 5p.m and 6p.m on Monday.

Public Relations Officer (PRO) of NSCDC, Benue State Command, Peter Adakole, said the command had drafted more of its men to the area.

One report claimed that they were shot at a stream in the community when the herdsmen ambushed and killed the two, while some of the operatives were lucky enough to escape the bullets of the herdsmen.

But Peter Adakole, Spokesman of the corps in Benue, disclosed that the two men were killed in a gun battle.

“They were killed in Guma during an exchange of gunfire with herdsmen.

“We got some of the herdsmen too but unfortunately two of our colleagues were killed,” Adakole said.

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